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Development Boosts Vancouver Livability

Development in the lower mainland is never at a standstill – even through the economic downturn a few years ago, new development was still going strong in Vancouver and surrounding areas, particularly in aid of constructing infrastructure of the 2010 Olympic winter games.

This year, Vancouver ranked third in the Global Liveability Ranking and Report for August 2013, behind Melbourne, Australia and Vienna, Austria as the two most livable cities. Vancouver consistently ranks highly on the list, in part, because of a series of high-profile development projects, including a mass transit line, “Evergreen”. Other factors considered besides infrastructure included stability, healthcare, culture and environment, and education. Each city was given a score of 100, with Vancouver’s grade of 97.3 followed closely by Toronto’s 97.2 and Calgary’s 96.6.

One Flat Fee is no stranger to Vancouver and lower mainland development, offering specialty discount services a la carte, which allow home sellers to choose the exact services they need to sell their homes, while providing potential homebuyers an unparalleled cash-back advantage.

One Flat Fee specializes in flat-fee, discount real estate in lower mainland areas including Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, and beyond. In fact, One Flat Fee, provides discount real estate services across all of British Columbia.

Featured developments include the impressive Glasshouse Lofts and Trapp & Holbrook in New Westminster, Breeze, Sun at 72nd, and Park Avenue Condos in Surrey, RedBrick in Burnaby, La VIA in Port Coquitlam, Summerfield in White Rock, and the Gardens in Richmond. Surrounding lower mainland developments are also finding selling points, like Langley’s Varsity condos, which puts homebuyers at an advantage due to the proximity to parks, rec centres, golf courses, green space, and central urban areas. This development in particular is very affordable with homes priced from $134,900, but like many other developments in the area, provides easy access to the new Golden Ears Bridge, and features oversized windows, modern stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and soft-close cabinets – all options to consider when searching for a home.

Just a short distance away in Richmond, the Alexandra Court development boasts on site and neighbourhood amenities including hundreds of stores, restaurants, and services, plus proximity to YVR airport and the newly constructed Canada Line, which enables residents to reach downtown Vancouver in minutes. This development also features an impressive 12,000 square foot private clubhouse with an outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool and full court and gym.

Moving right downtown Vancouver, development watchers have been waiting for One Pacific, just one block from the seawall. This 21-storey development will feature luxurious amenities including an overhanging glass swimming pool, cabanas, a tasting bar, and a rooftop garden, while each suite will boast over-height ceilings, air conditioning, and integrated appliances.

No matter what your needs, whether you want to go with affordable luxury or close proximity to downtown, One Flat Fee offers the discount real estate services you require in the most livable city in Canada!